Cincinnati’s Top Spots

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Let’s explore Cincinnati’s top spots and places that make Cincinnati special. Cincinnati’s culture is a fabulous mix of sports, arts, music and people from a wide mix of backgrounds. The downtown has a variety of entertainment districts, parks, museums and even a casino. It is the perfect blend of old and new, with history well-preserved but welcoming progress along the way.

Since 1933, The Krohn Conservatory has been inviting the public in to tour an amazing collection of greenery.  It is an easy in-and-out if you are short on time, but you could spend hours if plants are your thing. You can’t be downtown without a short visit to Fountain Square. It is a public gathering space topped off with a gorgeous fountain that Cincinnatians think of as one of the family.

Just north of the downtown area is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Sure to entertain any age, the Zoo is well-known throughout the world for its luscious grounds and fantastic reputation for successes in reproducing endangered animals.

Although Cincinnatians tend to be typical Midwesterners, they have their share of culture too. The Cincinnati Art Museum, located in the gorgeous Eden Park, can hold their own compared to larger cities collections.

Cincinnati’s role in the Civil War is commemorated at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Somber in its subject, but well-done in its explanation, perfect for all ages.

For some nostalgic fun, visit the American Sign Museum. Full of neon and bright lights, this museum will bring back memories of roadside signs and show you how they are made.

Three of the city’s museums are housed in the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. It is one-stop-shopping for the museum goer. Inside the landmark location, you will find the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cincinnati History Museum. Hit one or hit them all, but also save time to see what is showing at the OmniMax Theater.  It is big fun.

Sure Cincinnati is loaded with amazing places to eat and unique dining options, but you won’t find another place to shop like Findlay Market. Whether you need frog legs, octopus, or some rare spice that you can’t find anywhere, chances are good one of the vendors at Findlay will have it.

The Queen City is full of parks but one you do not want to miss is along Cincinnati’s riverfront. If you want a place to walk, blade, bike or run, or just meditate, head in this direction.  All this green space is the perfect addition to the view of Cincinnati’s skyline.

A last must-see? A professional sporting event. Depending on the season, catch a game with the Reds or Bengals.

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